Cell Based Meat

“Cell-based meat” refers to meat that is grown directly from cells instead of meat that is harvested from an animal body. There is a broad array of companies in the cell-based meat space. Commercially successful cell-based meat operations will require many readily available cell lines for the different consumed species of mammals, birds, and fish.…

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Bioeconomy Expertise: A Valuable Commodity in the Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing is here. According to Morgan Stanley’s 2019 biennial survey of financial institutions, insurers, and pension funds in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, 80% said that they actively integrated sustainable investing. The trend towards increased attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has only strengthened over the past two years as the…

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Emerging Feedstocks – Genetically Modified Trees

Genetically modified trees have been extensively academically explored as ideal feedstocks for pulp/paper and cellulosic ethanol. Novel trees include modifications that increase cellulose content, reduce lignin content, and even change lignin monolignol ratios. However, companies considering investing in these engineered managed forests need to examine technoeconomic feasibility prior to adoption. Specific attention to regulations, site…

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Ethanol Proteins – Advanced Process Monitoring

Ethanol plants achieve the best quality ethanol proteins through advanced process monitoring and control.   That means starting with consistent control of corn grinding, cook and liquefaction and fermentation so that each fermentation batch is very consistent in terms of starch converted to ethanol.  Most ethanol plants were designed with simple DCS process control and simple…

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Hydrogen Applications

Hydrogen applications and uses are many and varied. As countries and companies move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to clean energy, hydrogen is increasingly the solution of choice. Green hydrogen from renewable sources holds the fantastic potential to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels, power production, transportation, chemicals, and other economically important applications.…

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Hydrogen Experts

Among other things, hydrogen experts can assist with hydrogen fuel cells that produce electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The hydrogen reacts with oxygen across an electrochemical cell similar to that of a battery to produce electricity, water, and small amounts of heat.  However, instead of storing and releasing the electricity as a battery…

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Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen (H2) is lighter than air and more common than carbon, and green hydrogen burns with an exhaust of water vapor. Many see hydrogen as the future of decarbonizing electricity and transportation.  Worldwide, companies are responding to pressure from governments to make more hydrogen gas.  While it is a bit hard to handle, it is…

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Renewable Hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen is produced by a process known as electrolysis, where an electric current splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. If the electricity is produced by renewable sources like solar, wind or biofuels, the resulting hydrogen will be considered renewable as well, and has numerous emissions benefits. Hydrogen produced from this process can be used…

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